Friday, June 5, 2009

Okavango floodwaters reach Toteng

Today, the Okavango floodwaters reached Toteng, flowing strongly down the hitherto dry Kunyere Channel towards Lake Ngami.

It is anticipated that the water will reach the Lake within ten days, filling it rapidly since there is an extensive waterbody remaining from last year's floods. This is great news for birders, as the Lake is likely to expand to over 50 square kilometres in extent, and provide rich habitat for waterbirds. Best time to visit would be late September or October this year when smaller waterbodies in surrounding areas have dried, and migratory ducks and waders would be arriving in numbers.

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